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Cline Cellars 2005 Ancient Vines Zinfandel (California)

10 Jul 2020

Cline 2005 ZIN

(April 19, 2020) ... At first I thought it was corked, but instead it just had a musty, just-opened-after-a-long-nap note ... Within 15 minutes that blows off and starts to open. There's plenty of dried fruit, smoky notes and even some , prun-ishy-plum cake. As the air continues to get in the dried fruit portion develops more character and definition: dried blackberry & dried black cherry, and as it continues to evolve in the glass an earthy note emerges but the dried fruit lingers on which makes it an interesting sip. This one is over the hill, but not that far, and that is proven out by the acidity and spices still rocking the palate through the finish. By the hour-and-a-half mark the fruit is all but finished showing itself.

 

 

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